Samuel K. Schachner, PhD is a Pittsburgh native who left Pittsburgh in 1989 for college and returned in 2005. Dr. Schachner currently owns and operates a psychology practice in Oakland, which has been in the Schachner family for over 40 years. He and his wife Andrea are the proud parents of Max and Simon, current students in the synagogue religious school. He is continuing in the new tradition of being a president whose wife's family have been long time members of Tree of Life, and in having run a marathon! When not working or helping his children prepare for Bar Mitzvah, Sam can be found running in Schenley park, biking with the family or retreating to the family creek house.